German SIG #Germany More about Cosmos and other similar restaurants in postwar London SITE CITE #germany
Diana da Costa
The Cosmo restaurant was not the only restaurant run by, and popular with,
German-Jewish refugees. Diagonally opposite was the Dorice. If you put in
either restaurant into the search engine of the AJR Newsletter:
you will get many hits as both restaurants frequently advertised in
[Also a mention of Cosmo in an AJR article >from 29 September, year??, about
commemorative plaques. http://www.ajr.org.uk/Frank_schon_plaque?q=3DCosmo
"Through our plaque scheme we are honouring prominent Jewish emigres from
Nazism who made a significant contribution to their adopted homeland. ....
....We have also installed a plaque in memory of the Cosmo restaurant in
Swiss Cottage, in London, a famous meeting place for the refugees."]
[Also this >from a letter to the Editor - October, 2009
"Sir - Regarding the Cosmo Restaurant in Finchley Road, I believe it was
originally called the Cosmopolitan Restaurant, as we Northerners called it.
It became the Cosmo as the letters ‘politan’ gradually fell off and were not
replaced. " ]
Equally, a "google" search will also achieve many further links.
Another haunt was Schmidt's in Charlotte Street, a stone's throw >from the
Bloomsbury part of London, a German restaurant with a shop downstairs
selling German fare. I don't think it was Jewish owned but also had a
popular following >from the German-Jewish community as well as the nearby
general student community as it offered cheap and plentiful food in its
Alas, all three restaurants are no more but for those of us still around,
these restaurants invoke many childhood and young adult memories of Weiner
schnitzel, sauerbraten, Hungarian goulash, Koenigsberger klopse, apple
Diana (Mohr) Gomes da Costa, Kent & formerly London email@example.com
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